A day after Cormier posted a video to Instagram of a heavy bag draped in a photo of his bloodied rival, Jones replied to Cormier with a message on his blog entitled "A Note From The Actual Light Heavyweight Champion."
"It's good to see you enjoying your last days as paper champ Daniel," Jones wrote. "I was actually planning on leaving you alone and letting you enjoy them with your family, then you had to go and put this weird sh*t on the Internet.
"It's obvious I'm balls deep in your head right now, but you can pause with all that groping there p*ssy boy. You'll be getting your ass kicked soon enough, just really hoping these aren't your tactics for UFC 200. See you soon buddy, train smart. Don't need you pulling out again. ~The actual light heavyweight champion."
Jones and Cormier are slated to meet on July 9 in the main event of UFC 200. They previously fought in Jan. 2015 at UFC 182, with Jones taking a unanimous decision over Cormier to retain his UFC light heavyweight belt. Jones was subsequently stripped of his long-held belt and suspended for his role in a hit-and-run accident, resulting in Cormier capturing the vacant UFC title with a third-round submission over Anthony Johnson, then defending it with a split decision over Alexander Gustafsson.
The two were scheduled to fight once again in April for Jones' return, however Jones ended up fighting and outclassing Ovince Saint Preux in a lopsided contest at UFC 197 to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight title after Cormier withdrew with a foot injury.
If Tuesday was any indication, that rematch can't come soon enough.